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Interview: Food Writer Michael Krondl Explores the Delicious Desserts of Kolkata

The classic golab jamun. (roland/Flickr)
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Food writer Michael Krondl shares what leads him to travel the world to see how different cultures embrace desserts — particularly in Kolkata, India.

Video: Chef Pichet Ong Walks the Fine Line Between Sweet and Savory

Chef Pichet Ong's unique aerated goat cheese confection rolled in walnut cookie crumbs and garnished with seasonal fruit. (Philippe Chery/Asia Society)
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Step into the kitchen with Brooklyn-based Chinese chef Pichet Ong and learn how his childhood inspires him to create delectable savory and sweet dishes.

Multimedia: Chitra Agrawal on Making, and Finding, Good South Indian Vegetarian Food

Masala dosas at Saravana Bhaavan in New York City. (Pei Ketron/penelopesloom.com)
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Chitra Agrawal explains how you can prepare certain key South Indian vegetarian dishes at home — and also where to find them when you're dining out.

Video: How to Make a Leotini, Asia Society's Signature Martini

Take a step-by-step look at how we create our classic, refreshing, Asia-inspired drink, served only at Asia Society. (Tahiat Mahboob/Asia Society)
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It's shaken, not stirred — but it's not a Bond martini! Take a step-by-step look at how we create our classic, refreshing, Asia-inspired drink, served only at Asia Society.

Photos: New Guidebook Picks Best Korean Food in New York City

Cho Dang Gol in midtown Manhattan, New York City. (Gabi Porter)
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Matt Rodbard, author of a handy new hot pink guide book to Korean cuisine in New York, shares the "dish" on his personal favorites.

Video: Is David Beckham's Chinese Tattoo a Statement of Confucian Philosophy?

British football player David Beckham shows his tattoo to fans during his visit to Peking University on March 24, 2013 in Beijing, China. (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
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David Beckham hasn't had good luck with foreign-language tattoos in the past, but this one isn't bad, says an Asia Society language expert.

Photos: As Japan's Baseball Season Kicks Off, A Look at What Fans Are Eating

A fan enjoys his tempura in the Osaka baseball stadium. (wallyg/Flickr)
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As baseball season opens in Asia's most baseball-crazy country, we take a look at the Japanese equivalent of hot dogs and pretzels.

Turkish Soap Operas and the Pakistani Mothers Who Watch Them

Engin Akyürek in action during an episode of the Turkish soap opera Fatmagül'ün Suçu Ne?. (YouTube)
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I was clueless why my mother, from her home in Karachi via Skype, suddenly started calling my two-year-old son “Engin.” His name is Elias. She revealed that this was a tribute to her current favorite actor, Engin Akyurek of Turkey.

Video: Watch Chef Simpson Wong Cook His Famous Lobster Egg Foo Young

Chef Simpson Wong's Lobster Egg Foo Young, named one of the top eight dishes by The New York Times in 2012. (Tahiat Mahboob/Asia Society)
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Step into the kitchen with New York-based Malaysian chef Simpson Wong and learn the inspiration behind his "Asian locavore" restaurant Wong.

Photos: 'Peace Rickshaws' Promote Colorful Message of Tolerance in Pakistan

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The Pakistan Youth Alliance (PYA) is on a mission to use a very visible form of street art to counter the intolerance, and worse, being spread by right-wing groups in Pakistan.